Exclusions issued on hundreds of products affected by China tariffs

The United States and China are scheduled to resume trade talks this month and there have been a few key developments in recent weeks: USTR exempted hundreds of products from tariff increases bringing some relief to U.S. companies, and in mutual showings of good faith the U.S. pushed back Oct. 1 tariffs on Chinese products to Oct. 15 after China rolled back tariffs on a some U.S. products, though the rollback did not include key commodities affecting the U.S. agricultural sector such as soybeans.

Washington Post: Trump delays increase in tariffs on Chinese goods by two weeks ‘as a gesture of good will’

Politico: Hundreds of Chinese goods exempted from Trump’s tariffs

STR Trade: Tariff Actions Resource Page

Vehicle Imports & Exports

Groovy! We love seeing gems like this Volkswagen Kombi, with skylight windows and signature Splitscreen windshield, move through our Foreign Trade Zone. Contact WTDC for any of your Vehicle Import or Vehicle Export needs! WTDC can arrange for domestic and international transport, title validation, and vehicle loading or unloading at our Miami Foreign Trade Zone.

Tariff impacts on U.S. Ports

WorldCity’s Ken Roberts presents a concise overview of the trade balance fluctuations for U.S. ports since the onset of new tariffs on Chinese products in his latest video post. Very informative!

Law Enforcement Officer Mass

WTDC Chairman Ralph L. Gazitua, a Chaplain for Miami-Dade Police Department and Catholic Deacon, participated in the 17th Annual South Florida Police Benevolent Association (PBA) St. Michael the Archangel Mass for Law Enforcement Officers on September 27, 2019.

The Mass was officiated by Archbishop Thomas Wenski (pictured above, right, with Deacon Ralph) and was attended by hundreds of officers and their families, featured a color guard from each of Miami’s municipalities, and was well represented by Miami’s political leaders including Miami-Dade Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz (pictured below, right, with Deacon Ralph his wife Mrs. Cookie Gazitua.)

Video of Color Guard Procession at PBA Mass

NRF: Tariffs may make your football experience more expensive this fall

The National Retail Federation (NRF) stands firmly against the tariffs that have been implemented on consumer goods from China. In their recent blog post which has been picked up by a number of media outlets (*Editor’s note: Including this newsletter with a nod to its levity) the NRF details football related consumer products that are scheduled for tariff increases such as footballs produced in China (15% tariff), fan apparel (15% to 30%), and other football gameday essentials such as TVs, grilling equipment, tables, chairs, and coolers.

NRF: 4 ways tariffs could make football season more expensive